Mid-Eighties East Coast Hardcore on the (somewhat) emotional tip, yet packed w/ power chords & sing-alongs, etc. I always looked at Verbal Assault as "Judge-light" - that's not a bad thing, by any means. They always brought the power & the personal lyrics & all, just on a more melodic tip, I suppose.
This record got much play in the form of a beat-up cassette played through an even more beat-up "ghetto blaster" during many a late-night "curb-crushing" session down at the "Friendship Shell" in my hometown of Bay City, MI back in 1988 or so.

It's still a great record, and a total mark of time for both me, personally, and for a sound that isn't so popular these days. You should have this in your collection.

Verbal Assault - Trial
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  1. Was slappying a curb yesterday!!!!! Still fun.Verbal Assault were/are rad.

  2. Ahh one of my home states only claims to fame besides the bass player from cheap trick, vital remains, and Vinny paz (boxer)

  3. Great one. Great vocals. Thanks for sharing.


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